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Member postings for maria hewitt

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Thread: Chat
28/04/2022 16:52:06

Well, I've gone and done it!

Went to national quilt championships at sandown Park, and bought a new machine. (I tried a few,) but found the janome suited me best, and didn't seem as complicated.although I think I bought the slightly higher spec one than I needed oops!

The show was slightly disappointing, not as many quilts on show, or stalls, as in previous years, but I guess people have to get used to going out out again. 🙄

01/03/2022 15:16:31

To be fair, it was my mum's machine well over 20 years old. I tried a replacement pedal,/wiring but the new wiring was 2 wires not 3.and didn't want to play.

28/02/2022 21:05:32

My machine packed up before Christmas the foot pedal broke, and I can't get a replacement. So I need to get a new machine. I've decided that I don't need all the fancy stitches, but a wide throat would be useful,. I'm going to see what's on offer at the quilt championship at sandown in April. So I'm a bit restricted to using my ancient little elna lotus (that's a bit rattly).

Maria

28/02/2022 21:05:28

My machine packed up before Christmas the foot pedal broke, and I can't get a replacement. So I need to get a new machine. I've decided that I don't need all the fancy stitches, but a wide throat would be useful,. I'm going to see what's on offer at the quilt championship at sandown in April. So I'm a bit restricted to using my ancient little elna lotus (that's a bit rattly).

Maria

28/02/2022 21:05:23

My machine packed up before Christmas the foot pedal broke, and I can't get a replacement. So I need to get a new machine. I've decided that I don't need all the fancy stitches, but a wide throat would be useful,. I'm going to see what's on offer at the quilt championship at sandown in April. So I'm a bit restricted to using my ancient little elna lotus (that's a bit rattly).

Maria

24/12/2021 14:35:43

Happy Christmas to you all, hope it is healthy and without any unexpected disasters.

Love from Maria

02/12/2021 20:44:52

Hope you are feeling better Rosemary, take it easy on the road to recovery.

Don't worry about calendars, I've still got one that I like that's several years old, I just change the day on each column, haha.

Love from Maria.

09/04/2021 14:53:41

I was wondering what would happen to my stash in years to come, sorted out some very small pieces and will put them on freecycle when it opens up again. I think there is a local tutoring group locally so I will investigate that or maybe a school ihave been trying to finish various bits of sewing, not just quilts, bags seem to be a practical way to use up 3 or 4 fq at a time. Had my second pfizer yesterday, feeling a bit tired and achy today. Have had to make lemon stuff, as dh brought home two dozen lemons, from the wholesaler grocer who lives round the corner he put out assorted veg and fruit leftovers, for a donation, it can produce an interesting culinary challenge!hope you are all doing well.

Maria

14/03/2021 10:28:12

Hello Eileen, I often lose my mojo, hence my multitude of ufo's in many different occupations. I find something small like a pincushion or atc or postcard or mug rug gets me inspired (there are lots in the albums from when we had previous swaps) you don't have to send it, or just thinking /drawing the ideas helps. How about an Easter theme. Could be flowers or bunnies or chicks. Small projects allow you to go wild or try something new without commitment of a big quilt. I have a

Big notepad with more ideas than I will ever carry out, but it helps me to get going. Or just look at all the photos in the albums on this page.

Hope that helps.

Maria.

Hope that helps

28/02/2021 13:45:29

Hello, I haven't posted for a while, (another trip to the hospital), now have sore back and shoulders after being immobilised. I did manage to get most of my fabrics sorted out. I now have boxes of bits ready for when freecycle re opens. I have cut out a couple of dresses ready to sew, but I can't lift my machine onto the table, so if I forget to ask before husband goes out that's it! I have been reading the Thursday murder club, by Richard osman. Very good, comfortable reading, but had to read the ending twice, as it got a bit complicated with the reveal, all those red herrings! Nevertheless I would thoroughly recommend it.

Ii have full intentions of making some bags to sell at the sailing club, as I've had so many compliments on bags I've had when I visit. We shall see, I have so many projects of all sorts to finish, U FO 's more like a galaxy! 😁

Maria.

23/12/2020 16:46:46

Wishing a happy Christmas to everyone, no matter how it's celebrated, and a much much better 2021. Hopefully we can have a Christmas in July event! Our local Sally Army did this many years ago when my children were little. They are grown up now daughter has just bought a house, son finally moved out and in with mates (discovering that he can do more than he thought.!

Love to you all

Maria.

11/12/2020 20:03:40

Sylvia, I believe the RNIB is collecting stamps, their advert popped up on my Facebook page recently.

Maria

27/10/2020 16:28:02

Well, that's it empty nest. Have been busy baking for 2,sewing and set up the keyboard not wanted and teaching myself a few tunes.

Fou d enough mojo to sort my haberdashery, cut it down by half, and still have loads. Hoping I can pass bits on via freecycle.

Now to tackle my surplus fabric. Of which there is too much to admit to 😉

Maria.

Thread: Christmas 2020
27/10/2020 16:18:47

Yes I though of a Christmas mask, or if I pull my finger out a Halloween one, fireworks, or a new year one then a valentines one..... Endless ideas haha.

Maria.

Thread: Show and Tell 2020
27/10/2020 16:13:07

Current work in progress using a jacket I've been saving for several years,, which I've adapted to make a waistcoat. I have been planing this for a long time, after I saw a beautiful picture quilted waistcoat at a show, and the fabric, I just fell in love with, you can't get it anymore so the back will have to be plain or... I have an even older cushion panel of a carousel horse. Hmm. 🎠 Gonna take it slow, as I don't want to mess it up.

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Thread: Christmas 2020
18/10/2020 16:47:01

I might make pillowcases with some of my excessive stash, I've found a great YouTube pattern that uses fat quarters, (daisynics) and they will make great presents and can be used as santa sacks in the future by the recipient. If I find the time that is.

Maria.

Thread: Chat
18/10/2020 16:35:47

Margaret, I like your idea of the darker border, I have strips of the bold colours used for the baby squares, so I could use the blue/green /purple strips to tie it together. I've put it to one side for now, it's always better giving it a rest. Moving on to making a few clothes for a while.

Eileen, I've lost count of my UFOs, at least 6 bigish quilts, lost of orphan blocks, not to mention other non patchwork projects, bags/purses clothing, embroidery/knitting /cardmaking /painting, etc etc. I have so much fabric I'm going to give away a load, having been ill for so long it's opened my eyes as to how much stuff I have got that is never going to be used.

My youngest is packing up ready to leave home next week, we will be empty nesters, not entirely looking forward to it as we have both been ill, and getting back to normal, getting under each others feet. Oh well, that's life!

Maria.

11/10/2020 11:24:32

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11/10/2020 11:21:51

Please give your honest opinion/advice on this.

I used a jelly roll race and 3 blocks. I'm really not sure about it. My sparse dodgy quilting probably doesn't help.

Thanks Maria.

10/10/2020 17:28:32

Am getting stuck into my UFOs 😊

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